ChewDawg wrote:If Ron Paul wins the nomination, I'll apply to the Communist Party for membership. There is just no way in hell he'll win. His foreign policy more accurately matches that of liberal Democrats, he's for almost no government, and his social conservatism scares country club Repubs (the good kind).
The same people that vote for Ron Paul, voted for Jesse Ventura and are often conspiracy minded. I don't deny that Paul has a few good ideas and was good to have in the House. But as president? Fuck no.
Agreed in the past, but things are changing. There's just a LOT more of them now, from all walks of life. They're making waves in state convention after state convention. Your view on this is outdated, and too shallow.
I agree that it's very unlikely that he could become POTUS, but my main point is there is a real movement for young people to have a voice against some of the poor policies that the establishment has been foisting on them lately. Ron Paul is leading it, but is much more than him. It's a paradigm shift, and it's long overdue-American people aren't being served well by the corrupt politicians and business dominated media they've got. At the very least, he'll cause significant ructions and discussion at Tampa. And that's just what I said above.
GuyinTaiwan, be careful or CD will accuse you of believing in conspiracies against RP. I don't think they could influence, or kill him if such a situation happened, because it would have happened due to RP having a huge surge in fervent support. Unfortunately, I think it's too little, too late for RP. But gotta admire him for his years of consistent efforts for freedom and liberty.